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Summary: An absorbing portrait of the filmmaker David Lynch, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself. From the privacy of his home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood in Idaho and Virginia to his experiences at art school in Boston and Philadelphia to the beginnings of his filmmaking career in Los Angeles, in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DAV

Summary: In his final film as director, Gordon Parks turned the camera upon himself and created a deeply personal and remarkably poetic self-portrait. Moments Without Proper Names blends Parks's striking photographs with newly-shot footage of the artist, his own musical compositions, and personal reminiscences performed by a trio of esteemed actors: Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Joe Seneca.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MOM

Summary: In 2016, a new exhibit on the work of visionary director Guillermo del Toro will begin at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), before moving on to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the Minneapolis Museum of Art (MIA). This book will be the perfect accompaniment to the exhibition, which focuses on del Toro’s creative process, including the well-defined themes that he obsessively...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Insight Editions 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 GUI

Summary: Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LAM

Suvari, Mena

Summary: An award-winning actor, in this harrowing, heartbreaking coming-of-age story set in Hollywood, not only reveals her own mistakes, but also the lessons she learned and her efforts to understand and grow rather than casting blame, proving that there is always a light at the end.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SUVARI, MENA SUV

Summary: It takes a close look at the life of a visual artist, writer, and filmmaker Ethan Minsker and his drive to create and crusade the making of art. Through the lens of old photographs and films, Minsker leads viewers on a journey through the hurdles that once held him back, from dyslexia to the violence of 1980s Washington D.C. It was these hurdles that forged his love of film and art, and his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MAN

Summary: Don't know who Tom Shadyac is? As a writer and a director, Shadyac first unleashed Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Nutty Professor remake on the world, and then a string of film fiascoes, but that's all behind him now. A bike accident left him with a host of debilitating maladies and brought him to the verge of suicide, so he took stock of his life and set out on a quest to answer some of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shady Acres, Inc. 2011

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC I

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc I

Summary: A look at the African-American photographer, poet, novelist, composer and filmmaker Gordon Parks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HAL

Summary: Auguste Renoir experienced the loss of his wife, the pains of old age, and bad news from the front: his son Jean is injured. But a girl, Andree, appeared in his life as a miracle, the old man will infuse energy that only waited. Bursting with vitality and radiant beauty, Andree is the latest model of the painter, his fountain of youth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mongrel Media 2013

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN REN

Robinson, Gary

Summary: "Twelve biographies follow the career paths of Native people who work in the complex entertainment industry, either in front of or behind the camera. Included are descriptions of what each member of a production team does, as well as advice on what it takes to get started in the entertainment industry"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 7th Generation Native Voices Books 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 ROB

Andrew, Geoff.

Summary: The Director's Vision is a guide to 250 of the all-time great visual stylists. It explores how these brilliant directors exploit the cinematic arts, composition, color, camera angle and movement, lighting, sound, sets and action.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A Cappella 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 AND

Summary: Melvin van Peebles' remarkable life story reveals an artist and a man whose groundbreaking impact on film, politics and pop culture remains, forty-five years after the release of Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, as relevant as ever.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2016

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Summary: Digging through the vast collection of his father's home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood and exposes vile abuse passed through generations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC REW
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF REW

Summary: The documentary examines the groundbreaking life and career of Lina Wertmüller, the first woman ever nominated for the Academy Award for best director, covering not only her work in cinema, but her work in drama, television, and music, featuring previously unreleased videos, images, and songs written by Lina Wertmüller.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BEH

Summary: Pamela B. Green's energetic film about the pioneer filmmaker is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BE

Summary: Disc 1. The son of a murdered criminal is enlisted to steal a valuable serum for an AIDS-like disease.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAU

Summary: Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Syndicado 2012

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Summary: Long before Jacques Cousteau and Richard Attenborough, a Frenchman named Jean Painlevé made documentaries that captured the natural world in a unique manner. "Science Is Fiction" collects 23 of these short films. Painlevé (1902-89) spent his life straddling the arts and the sciences, studying biology at the Sorbonne, but also hanging out with Man Ray and Luis Buñuel. Long fascinated by marine...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SCI

Summary: This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France on a usb drive hidden in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his 2010 sentence (six years in prison and a 20-year ban from filmmaking, interviews or...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC THI

Summary: Ousmane Semb̀ne was a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout who became the self-taught father of African cinema who fought enormous odds to return African stories to Africa.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SEM

Summary: "A reflection on art, life, and the movies. ... [A] richly cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of husband Jacques Demy and the birth of the French New Wave."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BEA

Farrell, Colin

Summary: The story of Simon Fitzmaurice, an Irish filmmaker who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Video Distributors 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ITS

Summary: A mystical autobiography of Alejandro Jodorowsky's childhood that blends his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry. It reflects his philosophy that reality is not objective, but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DAN

Bergman, Ingmar

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERGMAN, INGMAR BER

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